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British Turntable has completed installation of a revolving stage for Essex Auto Group's flagship Ford dealership in Basildon, custom-finishing the revolve with a beech coloured deck to satisfy the demands of Ford Europeʼs corporate showroom interiors guidelines and reinforce the Ford brand identity.
When LEGO® Group launched their Indiana Jones™ building brick sets to coincide with the launch of the movie “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”, the LEGO UK window merchandising team turned to British Turntable to provide the action. Using a simple point of purchase motor revolve for each window display, the team was able to recreate the iconic rolling boulder theme that has become the trademark of the renowned Indiana Jones™ films.
When the Lightning, the revolutionary new electric sports car, was revealed (to great acclaim) at the London Motor Show, a 5 metre diameter revolving stage from British Turntable was chosen to show off the car to best advantage.
British Turntable’s turntable and revolving stage hire service has been enhanced to provide UK customers with quicker turn round times with improved customer service and support facilities.
Specialist wedding outfitters, Wedding Connections, in Dudley, West Midlands, are creating a special ambience for their customers by using British Turntable revolves to display bridal gowns and other wedding apparel. The smooth, graceful movement adds extra style and sophistication to the display, bringing featured articles into focus in an eye-catching and tasteful way.
Blacks Visual Merchandising caused a stir at the Mulberry store in Paris earlier this year when they created a stunning display of handbags and women’s fashion using a Mini Carousel from British Turntable. The rotating display, which featured during the Paris and London fashion weeks, was designed to launch the store’s new ranges and draw attention to the stylish, understated luxury of the showroom and the store’s signature ranges.
British Turntable was at the centre of the European launch of the new Ford Kuga when Mansfields hired a 4.5 metres diameter revolving stage as part of their spectacular presentation event for the European motoring media.
A STALWART of Bolton industry has been honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Bolton and Bury Business Awards.
When Silver Cross were looking for the most effective way of launching their brand new personalised version of their Oberon doll’s pram at Harrogate in March, they turned to British Turntable to give the product prominence and draw customers to the stand.
Maxi Carousels from British Turntable have been helping specialist tool merchants Tilgear give maximum exposure to their multi-buy merchandise package deals in a minimum amount of space. The two revolves, one at 2.5 metres and the other at 2 metres diameter, not only allow Tilgear to sell their multi-buys in a highly efficient way, but have been doing so every working day for more than ten years.
When Wiggin Alloys first installed a Hovair air film system in 1983 to move a forge press tool train under a 1,750 tonne forging press, little did the company know that, in partnership with Hovair, now part of the industrial division of British Turntable Co Ltd, the company would still be using the same air film system in their manufacturing process 25 years later. In the hot and dirty environment of the forging plant, the Hovair air skates have withstood the test of time.
British Turntable and its customers are reaping the benefits of a series of workshops, ‘Marketing and Planning for Change’, run under the auspices of Business Support Solutions as part of the Manufacturing Productivity Programme. No fewer than four directors have attended the workshops, including Managing Director and founder of the company, John Entwistle, who says they have produced remarkable results.
When one of the world's biggest bed brands, Sealy United Kingdom, part of the Silentnight Group, came to promote and advertise their latest collection, the company turned to British Turntable to provide movement and add the 'wow' factor to the display.
John Entwistle, founder of British Turntable Co, has retired from his post as Managing Director and is succeeded by his son, Tim Entwistle, whose engineering background and experience of both large and small companies make him ideally placed to take the British Turntable group of companies to the next level.
British Turntable revolves are at the centre of an exhibition stand designed and built by Imagine Events for clients Russell Europe and are being used in a work environment themed display at a series of European exhibitions.
A British Turntable revolve is at the centre of a new multimedia presentation for the Open University, the 360° rotation of mineral specimens allowing variations in colour, lustre, crystal shape and other properties to be presented in full and solving the perennial problem of how to deliver practical experience of rocks and minerals to distance learning students.
Shopping centres, high street stores and independent retail outlets profit from British Turntable movement all year round, but none so much as at Christmas, when, thanks to creative thinking, stunning Christmas displays transform the retail environment into an inviting, exciting and desirable place to be. From revolving animated Christmas trees, Santa grottos and merchandise presentation, British Turntable’s customers are particularly creative when planning their seasonal displays.
Exhibition designers, Parker Butler turned on the style for visitors to the My Home exhibition in Belfast when they designed a simple but stunning stand using a British Turntable Mini Carousel to create an eye-catching, high profile sign incorporating a giant tap.
Ireland’s famous silverware brand, Newbridge, has incorporated British Turntable movement in a major revamp of its showrooms and restaurant areas, using no fewer than 26 ceiling-mounted revolves across three stores to enhance and complement the curved shapes and displays of its new image.